Archive | August 2012

Day 24- start a healthy journal.


Starting a journal of any kind can be a little but daunting for some of us (my self included). Recently, after starting this blog, I bought a book to start recording everything I was doing. To be honest it is still sitting on my desk blank and empty.
As I glanced at it today before I took off to work I realized then what day 24 would be. Continue reading

Day 23- work out with a friend


Finding a fitness partner/buddy can be one of your keys to keeping your fitness goals.
This person motivates you to be more active and will push you further, challenge your weaknesses, boost your confidence and best of all they can make fitness fun. You can do the same for them.

Talk to your friends and find out who is interested. Talk about your goals and a routine that works for you. Going to a fitness class, gym, hike or even just an after dinner walk around the neighborhood.
It will help keep you accountable and it’s more fun too!

Day 22-Decrease your coffee intake


Most of us drink coffee, tea, and or pop at least once a day, most likely more.
For those of us who drink more than one cup of a caffeine beverage (especially coffee) it’s important to cut back. There are lots of tea’s that are actually good for us and pop should be cut completely so I’ll just keep this post mostly about coffee.

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Day 21- Only eat when you’re hungry

“Well of course, I only eat when I’m hungry”

But do you actually know when your body really needs food?

Many people eat on a schedule but they’re never really hungry, which tells you that your actually eating too much!
That  little extra food day after day can be what’s causing the unwanted pounds to appear. So, even when you’re eating super healthy and balanced at the right times and never having a sense of mild to moderate hunger you’re probably eating more than your body needs to reach and maintain your ideal weight. Continue reading

Strawberry Sauce! – Recipe

So we have an abundance of strawberries in our fridge and Ifelt like french toast this morning. We have no maple syrup so what is better than making some strawberry sauce???

Its super duper easy, just follow these easy steps!
(its works on ice cream, waffles, pancakes, cheesecake and many more ;))
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Day 20- try the gym or a fitness class

Todays challenge is pretty self explanatory…

I realize that a lot of us hate going to the gym and I totally get it. I hate working out next to the ego maniacs who check themselves out in the mirror, grunt and drop the weights so it makes a huge sound just so that people who were not looking are looking at them now….. *breath* sorry for the mild rant. For those who don’t mind the gym or have never been (it’s not actually as bad as I explained) try it out. A lot of gym’s have intro packages you can try to see if you like it. Personally I prefer the community centers. I feel I get the most for my money. I have access to many different facilities in my area and I have access to the pools, skating rinks, fitness classes, the gym…..etc.

If you are not one for the gym I would recommend taking fitness classes, dance classes, or even an organized sport that requires some cardio activity. There are so many classes at so many different places at so many different times. I hear so many people giving the excuse”there are none at a time that’s convenient for me” I call the B.S. train on that one. It’s just an excuse not to try. Ok well maybe if your in a crazy ass small town with like 200 people, then yes that excuse is valid.
If you already are part of a gym and they specifically don’t have one at a time that suits you, don’t shy away from trying a class at a private studio. They are super cheap if it’s your first time…sometimes even free!

For the Mom’s out there it’s so hard with kids especially if they are not in school yet. I was looking at some community center and yoga studio programs and there are quite a few moms and kids classes or even child minding services.

So try something new! You will only gain from the experience.

Day 19- take 10,000 steps

The average inactive person takes roughly 3,000 steps per day. These steps are taken usually around the house doing regular daily activities.

As an active person or someone who would like to become more active they should aim around 10,000 which is roughly 5 miles. If you exercise or walk regularly for 30-60 min these steps are achieved or even surpassed.

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Day 18- Fill your fridge with COLOUR

I was at the grocery store the other day getting odds and ends to make a special dinner for Matt. I grabbed some tomatoes, lettuce, avocados, kale, lemons, onions etc…
So I bring my little basket to the till and put my stuff on the belt  sandwiched in between two others.
I look down and I feel an overwhelming sense of pride in the selections I’ve made. I look to the items from the gentleman to the left and see bagels in plastic bag, danishes in the plastic container and a few frozen items in boxes. The two older ladies to my left have the same or similar items. All beige and dull in colour.  In between on the belt is a cornucopia of colors, crisp and fresh. I’ll have to admit I puffed up my chest because I really knew then all of the effort I put in to eat healthy and plastic free has been worth it. I really stood out with my seemingly glowing produce. I hoped that I actually stood out enough to make the people around me notice and actually think about adding fresh colour to their carts.

Challenge today is to fill your fridge with an array of colors…the brighter the better 🙂


Day 17- trade an entrée for an appy


I’m so excited for this weekend! I’ve got some beach time planned tomorrow and then dinner with friends in the evening.
Todays challenge is today instead of tomorrow so we can think about it all weekend. Most of us go out to eat and such over the weekends so I thought this challenge was perfect for the weekend. Continue reading